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Blooms of Diversity

Blooms of Diversity

May 1, 2007

On the first day of Hernan Ramirez’s field research into the workplace culture of immigrant gardeners, an enraged Westwood homeowner stormed from his house, unleashed a litany of expletives and threatened to sue. His…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

May 1, 2007

In the play, “Gone…,” the character Sarah reminds her protesting mother, a recent stroke victim, why she was moved to an assisted-living facility. Ethel: Why! Why can’t I go to the house? I…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

May 1, 2007

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is moving forward with its plan to expand beyond the Holocaust and document survivor memories from other acts of genocide and oppression. Calling the move an…

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

April 1, 2007

As a doctoral student in physics at USC College, Amy Cassidy noticed there are few women graduates in her field. So she and classmate Katie Mussack found a way to mentor young women considering careers in physics. The pair…

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

April 1, 2007

A surreal romp through the Texas countryside has won top honors in the USC Libraries’ third annual Wonderland Award, a competition for creative scholarship based on the work of English logician, mathematician,…

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

April 1, 2007

Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage,” Jonathan Shapiro warbled:   “Law and eth-ics, law and eth-ics — they go together like nurture and gen-e-tics.” Shapiro was a…

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

March 1, 2007

Young female scientists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom gathered at USC earlier this year for the second annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Following the success of last year’s…

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

February 1, 2007

As a child, Macarena Gómez-Barris fled Chile for Northern California with her family, exiles escaping the brutal rule of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. Now, as a faculty member in USC College, Gómez-Barris is plumbing…

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

February 1, 2007

USC College undergraduates Colin Koproske and Mathew Morgan have a modest goal: They want to change the tenor of American political dialogue. They want to replace polemics and partisanship with rational debate based on solid…

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

February 1, 2007

Amidst a shower of cardinal and gold streamers and music from the Trojan Band, USC College christened its flagship life sciences building the Ray R. Irani Hall on Friday, Feb. 9. The building was dedicated in honor of USC…